NSC Archives

Weekly News

Government hub planned for Darlington

Posted on by in Weekly News

The Government Property Agency (GPA) has submitted a planning application to Darlington Borough Council to build a four-storey government hub.

The government is investing £118M in the project and said this is a significant indication of its commitment to sparking economic growth in the town and wider region.

When completed, Brunswick Street will form part of a government campus of three buildings, including Feethams House and Bishopsgate House, all located within Darlington town centre.

Construction of the new hub is set to begin later this year and will be completed in early 2027. The building will increase the total number of Darlington-based civil servants to over 2,300, 1,450 of whom will be located in the Brunswick Street hub.

Clive Anderson, Director of Capital Projects at the GPA, said: “In submitting our planning application, we are a step closer to creating another highly sustainable new government hub which will boost the local economy and see a modern, inspirational and energy-efficient workplace for government departments and their staff attracted to a rewarding civil service career based in Darlington.”

Jo Crellin, Director General Economic Security and Trade Relations – based in Darlington – added: “We’re proud to have a strong presence in Darlington, with brilliant people working alongside the other departments on campus to support economic growth and help UK businesses across the country.

“This latest development forms part of the Government Hubs Programme, which supports economic growth across the UK, catalyses the regeneration of brownfield sites and repurposes existing buildings to create efficient, sustainable, and productive workplaces.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Share this post


Click on the cover to view this month's issue as a digimag.